Fiction: anything related to Lord of the Rings, whether it’s the original trilogy or the Silmarillion.
Nonfiction: Caesar: Life of a Colossus by Adrian Goldsworthy.
Poutine - quite possibly the best import from our Canadian neighbors. The perfect unhealthy combination of carbs, fats, and calories.
The Green Bay Packers, of which he is a proud shareholder.
In the winter, snowboarding at any of the great resorts in Utah. In the summer, playing mediocre golf.
Sam graduated from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Business with a degree in Finance, where he was an active participant in several BYU clubs and helped with fundraising for veterans groups. Prior to joining Sorenson, Sam was an Associate on the growth investment team at Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE) and before that an Investor at M33 Growth.
At Sorenson and throughout his career, Sam has been impacted by the way a company’s success can change lives for the better. Founders and employees at his portfolio companies and investments have been able to experience life-changing financial outcomes and develop meaningful professional and personal relationships. Building a company as a founder, early employee, or CEO is tough work and it pays to see that hard work bear fruit. Success, to Sam, means never staying stagnant. There’s always something to improve, mistakes to fix, and new things to build. The path to excellence and success is to always keep raising the bar.
Sam loves finding world-changing products and companies, but not every company needs to be the next Google or Amazon. He loves companies solving acute problems with mission-critical solutions – finding these sticky solutions to hard problems is exciting to Sam.